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MSR WhisperLite Universal Backpacking Stove Video


  • From BACKPACKER 2012 Editors’ Choice Awards: “For years, we’ve been hunting for a multifuel stove that burns both liquid gas and canister fuel, burns them equally well, …
  • … and easily converts from one mode to another. The Universal is that stove—and possibly the last one you’ll need to buy.”
  • WhisperLite Universal burns a variety of fuels available worldwide—it runs on white gas, kerosene, unleaded gasoline and isobutane-propane canisters (sold in REI stores)
  • Simply swap out 1 of 3 self-cleaning Shaker Jets™ and 1 of 2 source couplers to match your fuel source and you're ready to cook
  • Boils 1 liter of water in only 3 min. 30 sec. when using white gas and 3 min. 45 sec. when using an isobutane-propane canister
  • Stove allows excellent control of simmering when you're burning isobutane-propane and good control when burning white gas
  • Aluminum mixer tube, stainless-steel legs and a smart design keep the weight down to 11.5 oz.
  • Shaker Jet technology makes cleaning as simple as shaking the stove
  • Includes a stand for inverting isobutane-propane canisters for better cold weather performance and more consistent output over the life of each canister
  • Also includes a fuel pump, windscreen, heat reflector, small-parts kit, instructions and storage sack
  • MSR WhisperLite Universal backpacking stove requires an MSR fuel bottle and fuel or an isobutane-propane canister for operation (both sold separately)
  • Weight of liquid fuel stove includes only stove and fuel pump
  • Due to flammable item shipping restrictions, we cannot sell fuel canisters online; they are available at REI retail stores

Made in USA.

We cannot ship fuel-burning products to addresses in Japan or South Korea.

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Best Use Backpacking
Fuel Type Canister, Liquid
Fuel Auto, Isobutane-propane, White Gas, Kerosene
Burn Time (Max Flame) (20 oz.white gas) 1 hr. 50 min. / (8 oz. isobutane) 1 hr. 15 min.
Average Boil Time (White gas) 3 min. 30 sec. / (isobutane) 3 min. 45 sec.
Dimensions 6 x 6 x 4.75 inches
Weight (Stove, pump & canister mount) 13.7 ounces

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